EYFF grants of up to $6000 are generally intended to support travel to China for archival research and/or fieldwork on topics focused on modern Chinese economic, social and political history or the archaeology of China. Grants may be used to supplement other research funding, especially when the alternative funding restricts research in more than one location. In light of the pandemic, in the 2022 competition the Board is also open to proposals that involve travel to archives, resources or research locations outside of China but necessary for work on the above topics.  The Board will pay particular attention to the feasibility of the project in the context of the global pandemic and related regulations that may limit research access.  Keeping in mind the unpredictability of the research environment in China, applicants are encouraged to include contingency plans if the primary research plan proves impossible.